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Where Do You Find WMU-Cooley Alumni? LEGAL COUNSEL IN CORPORATE AMERICA Our alumni tell us time and again that they received a well-rounded, well prepared and top notch legal education. Your fellow graduates have taken many interesting, varied and impressive career paths. Here is but a glimpse of some of those alumni in corporate America – many you surely will recognize. WMU-Cooley graduates are represented in all 50 states and 28 countries. Walgreens, Fantastic Sams, Whirlpool, Microsoft, CMS Consumers Energy, Kelloggs, Dow, Bissell, Auto-Owners Insurance, DTE Energy, Dow Elanco, PBS-Geneology Roadshow, Amway, PGA-Professional Golfers’ Association, Trump Organization, General Motors, Jackson National Life Insurance, Big 10 Conference, Ford Motor Company, UAW-United Auto Workers-Ford, Nestle, Boehringer Ingelheim, Walmart, Farm Bureau Insurance, Harley Davidson, PricewaterhouseCoopers, EDS, AFLAC, Conoco, AIG, First American Title, Metropolitan Life, National Hockey League and Ernst Young, just to name a few.

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Charity Event Raises $5,150 To Help Detroit Public School Students Attend College “This was a great opportunity for us to join together with the community to benefit Detroit public school students who are interested in law school, said Assistant Dean Lisa Halushka. “We will mentor the scholarship recipients throughout their undergrad experience and be accessible for future inquiries regarding law school.” (Left-right) Pamela Moore, Detroit Public Schools Foundation president and CEO; WMU-Cooley student Paul Spann; Remy Sirls-Boulbol, Detroit Public Schools Foundation development director; WMU-Cooley student Jawwad Khan; Lisa Halushka, WMU-Cooley assistant dean; and WMU Cooley students Jacqueline Snyder-Powdhar, and Arturo Alfaro.

The Auburn Hills campus held its eighth annual charity event to raise money for the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Scholarship fund. This year, the charity event was called FUNDS – Financing the Undergraduate Needs of Detroit Scholars. The event raised $5,150 for the scholarship that helps Detroit Public School students who would otherwise not be able to afford undergraduate school. The Western Michigan University Cooley Law School Scholarship will be awarded each year to a graduate of a Detroit public school who has expressed an interest in attending law school after college.

The event featured a silent auction and live entertainment. The Detroit Public School All City Jazz Combo performed, and local hip hop artist Big John presented a selection of songs written just for the benefit. Stand-up comedians Adam Degi, Grand Rapids’ (Michigan) Funniest Person recipient; and Stu McCallister, Gilda’s LaughFest participant rounded out the evening’s entertainment. The scholarship is administered by Detroit College Promise, a non-profit organization which is part of the Detroit Public Schools Foundation. The student scholarship fills the gap for needs that are not usually included in other scholarships or financial aid, such as transportation, clothes, and food.


Benchmark | Winter 2016